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Toy in the Hotel Gansevoort

In a city full of cool neighborhoods and bustling boroughs, New York City’s Meatpacking District continues to be one of Manhattan’s most fashionable spots. It’s a place where old meets new, savvy travelers meet locals, and shopping meets the city’s best dining and nightlife.

Hotel Gansevoort continues to be one the Meatpacking District’s best hotels and features an incredible new spot that’s sure to change the landscape of the area. TOY is the brainchild of legendary NYC party planners Daniel and Derek Koch. The twins have been throwing some of the Big Apple’s best bashes, and never do anything half-heartedly.

TOY’s cuisine is best described as modern Chinese with Japanese influences, and is already garnering rave reviews. Executive chef Doron Wong’s dishes reflect the incredible space itself―transition, adventure, and the spirit of New York City. The bi-level main dining room features a private room if needed, while there’s an indoor/outdoor raw bar right in the hotel lobby. But the best view of all is courtesy of the outdoor dining terrace that looks out over Hudson Street.

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Chicago architecture, nautical style

Chicago’s iconic skyline is counted among one of the world’s most recognizable. High-rise buildings have been defined (and redefined) in Chicago―it really is the birthplace of the skyscraper. The Chicago River, snaking through the heart of the city, is the perfect place to experience architecture in a truly special fashion.

Take in some of the world’s most striking skyscrapers while learning about the evolution of Chicago’s architectural styles and the famous turn-of-the-century Chicago School. Throughout the years, most of the world’s most prominent building designers have worked in Chicago―it’s the most important city in North America when it comes to built landscapes and architecture.

Dozens of Chicago’s most notable buildings are nestled along the banks of the Chicago River, which weaves through downtown from Lake Michigan. This makes a boat tour of the city’s architecture an ideal way to learn the stories of the city. Float under moveable bridges along the river as you crane your neck and look skyward. Get up close to jaw-dropping buildings like the John Hancock Center, the AON Center, the Trump Tower and the Willis Tower, the tallest building in the United States. Seeing truly is believing.
Our Hotel Experts recommend:

Public Chicago, The Peninsula Chicago, and The Park Hyatt Chicago.

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WHERE THE CELEBS STAY (AND SO CAN YOU!)

Sure, celebrities suffer like the rest of us. They’re made of flesh and blood, like the rest of us. But when they’re not suffering, they’re enjoying life to the max. And just because you’re not a celebrity doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy life like one.

When Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries, they moved into a penthouse suite at the Gansevoort Park Hotel—fit with K&K monogrammed towels, sheets, pillowcases, and Champagne—for good reason. While moving in might be unrealistic, Gansevoort has become the Park Avenue party hotel of choice. Uptown classic meets downtown cool at this striking 20-story edifice located on the corner of 29th and Park Avenue South. Bask in a heated rooftop pool with a tri-level infusion bar; take in the exhale spa or the Cutler salon, or indulge at the hip ristorante and lounge before hitting the town. Gansevoort Park Hotel 420 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10016

What do President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, Elton John and Al Pacino have in common? They’ve all stayed at the Beverly Wilshire. Warren Beatty and John Lennon even lived there. An historic hotel located on the east side of South Rodeo Drive, the Beverly Wilshire has glamour in its DNA. Remember the movie Pretty Woman? Julia Roberts strutted her stuff through the Beverly Wilshire. Recently it served as a filming location for HBO’s Entourage series. These folks know. Beverly Wilshire rooms and suites feature chic interior design, marble bathrooms, private bars, and every amenity and comfort a celebrity or world leader could desire. A Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Wilshire 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

A jet-setting tour would feel tame without a Vegas stop. The Bellagio’s oasis of gardens, tranquil pools, art and couture draws droves of stars and celebrities. Paradisal touches include a garden vista café, spas and poolside massages. Bellagio boasts two world class restaurants (Picasso & Le Cirque), the world’s finest pastry chef, Jean-Philippe Maury, and the largest chocolate fountain in the galaxy. Stroll along Via Bellagio and let the baubles awe you. Stop at the discreet Petrossian Bar for afternoon champagne and caviar. Later, suit up and strike a pose on the Cristal-fueled dance floor of The Bank. For a few rolls of the dice, hit the art deco cool of Casino Club Privé and cross your fingers.

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